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Ted Monachino, who coached Terrell Suggs in college, has been hired to coach the Ravens' outside linebackers.

Monachino, 43, spent the last four seasons coaching defensive linemen with the Jaguars. From 2000 to 2005 he coached Arizona State's defensive linemen, including Suggs, who set the NCAA single-season record for sacks (24) and tackles for loss (31 1/2) in 2002. Suggs, who was the 10th overall pick in the 2003 draft, won the Bronco Nagurski Award as the nation's best defensive player and the Lombardi Award as the best lineman under Monachino.

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Suggs had a career-low 4 1/2 sacks in 2009, when he struggled with his weight and a foot injury. He has committed to staying in Baltimore in the offseason to work on his conditioning.

"Ted comes highly recommended from every person we spoke with, and he backed that up while interviewing with us," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He brings with him an impressive wealth of knowledge and an intense passion for the game. Ted will work with our outside linebackers under Dean Pees, and he will have a tremendous impact on our defense, primarily through the pass rush. We are fortunate to add a coach of his level to our team."

Said Suggs: "I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with my former college coach. Coach Monachino challenged me to be the best I could be every practice, every game and every day. He is a perfectionist who will get the best out of all of us. I am really excited to work with him again."

Monachino effectively replaces Mike Pettine, who left after the 2008 season to join Rex Ryan with the Jets. Pettine's spot remained vacant, and Vic Fangio coached linebackers last season. Fangio left the team under undisclosed circumstances and was replaced by Dean Pees as linebackers coach last month. Fangio subsequently took a job as defensive coordinator with Stanford, where John Harbaugh's brother Jim is head coach.

Monachino also coached at TCU, James Madison, Southwest Missouri State and Boise State.

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